Valentines Day Trail Mix

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It’s really my father’s fault.  He started delivering Valentine’s Day candy to his (adult) children many years ago.  And when his grandkids came along, they got miniature boxes.  Hand delivered with love. Talk about feeling special!  

Avoid a holiday candy coma-try some trail mix made with granola, nuts, dried fruit & holiday M&Ms. Great for Valentines Day Trail Mix or for any holiday!

Valentines Day Trail Mix

When my father passed away in 2009, I couldn’t let the tradition go.  And this year I included something new, Valentines Day Trail Mix!  

The Valentine’s Day Trail Mix wasn’t really a plan.  Rather it was due to an unusual constraint.  One of my gifts needed to be shipped out of state… in the spare space around a pair of safety shoes…  in a flat rate box.  College kids!

Shoes & Valentines

So instead of shipping a box from Amazon, I tucked cream filled hearts into the toes of the shoes.  And looked for moldable treats like bags of valentine candy to fit the edges of the box.  Better than bubble wrap!  

Which is how I got to the idea of making trail mix. To avoid delivering a complete candy coma, I wanted to add something a little healthier.  And the holiday M&M’s were so cute (are they marketing geniuses or what!), they got me thinking.  I always have jars of my homemade Maple Vanilla Granola around, plus nuts, and dried fruit.  Done!

Avoid a holiday candy coma-try some trail mix made with granola, nuts, dried fruit & holiday M&Ms. Great for Valentines Day Trail Mix or for any holiday!

Valentines Day Trail Mix

But if you are reading this after Valentine’s Day—or don’t want to make an M&M run, this “Valentines Day” Trail Mix will work beautifully with chocolate chips (which I always have bags of).  Or it can be dressed up for another holiday with color matched candies.   

Happy Valentines Day!  

Avoid a holiday candy coma-try some trail mix made with granola, nuts, dried fruit & holiday M&Ms. Great for Valentines Day Trail Mix or for any holiday!

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Valentines Day Trail Mix
Serves 6
Avoid a holiday candy coma-try some trail mix made with granola, nuts, dried fruit & holiday M&Ms. Great for Valentines Day Trail Mix or for any holiday!
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Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Prep Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
149 calories
18 g
0 g
8 g
3 g
1 g
33 g
11 g
10 g
0 g
7 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
33g
Servings
6
Amount Per Serving
Calories 149
Calories from Fat 70
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 8g
13%
Saturated Fat 1g
5%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 5g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 11mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 18g
6%
Dietary Fiber 2g
8%
Sugars 10g
Protein 3g
Vitamin A
0%
Vitamin C
1%
Calcium
4%
Iron
5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1/2 cup granola
  2. 1/2 cup walnuts (or your favorite nut)
  3. 1/2 cup raisins (or other bite-sized dried fruit)
  4. 1/2 cup holiday M&Ms or chocolate chips
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients together. Store in an air-tight container.
Notes
  1. Change M&M colors for the holiday!
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calories
149
fat
8g
protein
3g
carbs
18g
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4 Comments

  1. Hi Inger, what a great idea, I love trail mix and the bits of chocolate are my favorite part.

  2. What a lovely tradition to keep going, your mix sounds great.

  3. how very festive! and what a sweet tradition–i’m glad you’re carrying it on. 🙂

  4. Inger, this is such a cute idea…I love all the “valentine’s” color in this trail mix.
    Have a great week and Happy Valentine’s Day 🙂

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